YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

SNAPSHOT:IRON JAW ACT


This seems to be a Street Fair or celebration of some sort as it is was close to a photo with a Flying Act also on a street. Lillian Wilson's Iron Jaw career was cut short by a fall that caused very serious injuries that took months to heal, fortunately she had other talents and remained active in the Circus well into her '70's.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill, this building looks like the hotel next to the Alamo in San Antonio???cc

7/12/2006 10:21 PM  
Blogger GaryHill said...

Looks like a gallows to me?

7/13/2006 1:29 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Everytime I looked at this photo in my files I had the same thought, it looked like a lynching, but then when I looked at it blown up it didn't look so bad. I have lots of photos of aerial acts hanging from telephone poles. It must have been nice for acts to come into a fair and have poles already up.

7/13/2006 9:54 AM  
Anonymous dutchess42 said...

Seems to me I have started my days doing this for the last five years. By the skin of my teeth with no safety net.

7/15/2006 2:38 PM  
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7/20/2006 4:11 PM  
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7/22/2006 4:32 AM  

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